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Ms. Kate from Kihei HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Lit

Help me give my students stories that reflect their cultures, experiences, and dreams.

  • $368 goal

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My Students

The students at our school are a diverse, transient bunch of eager and kind little people. Our school does not have the funds for supporting the many enriching projects and programs that make up the backbone of many of our more affluent neighboring schools, but we make up for it by providing a safe and stable place to learn. Our students are hopeful, energetic, and inquisitive. They love to learn and know that education is a right worth fighting for.

My Project

Katherine Patterson once said, "It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own." These books were thoughtfully chosen to do just that. They will enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create while helping children find the story that sparks meaning for them.

With these new books, my students will encounter characters who reflect themselves and those around them so they may better understand the world they inhabit.

These books will be used for various purposes. Some, like My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, have been chosen as mentor texts for writing instruction about personal narratives. Others, like My Little Gifts, are intended as read alouds to supplement social-emotional learning instruction. Lastly, other stories have been chosen for their cultural significance. Cora Cooks Pancit, for example, reflects the rich Filipino culture many of my students come from and will tie seamlessly into the culture projects they complete at the beginning of the year. Each book is worth reading for its ability to stretch one's imagination and make sense of our world.

Ms. Kate
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where is That Amazingly Delicious, Incredible Avocado? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Slug Days • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Spuds and the Spider • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Love • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Zen Shorts (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
When Charley Met Emma • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Allie All Along • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
A Boy and a Jaguar • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
I'm Here • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Cora Cooks Pancit • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The BFG • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Best School Year Ever • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Donavan's Word Jar (Trophy Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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